About Us: Board of Directors

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) is a non-profit trade organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These individuals are elected by the general membership to serve for a three-year term and are eligible for re-election to a second term of three years.

WWEMA’s Executive Committee is appointed each year by the Board of Directors and is comprised of individuals from the Board. The primary function of the Executive Committee is to manage the affairs of the Association between Board meetings. Membership on the Executive Committee includes the five Association officers and the Executive Director.


Board of Directors

WWEMA’s Board of Directors may serve two consecutive three-year terms and meet in April and November annually.

Board MemberTerm Expires
Vince Baldasare, The Gorman-Rupp Company2019
John Collins, JCM Industries, Inc.2018
Jay Conroy, Hydro-Dyne Engineering, Inc.2020*
Bill Decker, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.2018
Michael Dimitriou, WRT LLC2021
John Dyson, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.2020
TR Gregg, Huber Technology, Inc.2020
Mark Handzel, Xylem Inc.2018
Carl Janson, Riordan Materials Corp.2018**
Thomas McCurdy, Aerzen USA2019*
Diane Meyer, Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corporation2020*
Marwan Nesicolaci, De Nora Water Technologies, Inc.2018*
Adam Neumayer, Hydro International2019*
Paul Ravelli, SUEZ2018
Sergio Pino-Jelcic, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC2019*
Mark Turpin, Duperon Corporation2018
George Vorsheim, Environment One Corporation2020*
Thacher Worthen, Schreiber LLC2019
* When first term expires, eligible for re-election to a second term
** Ex-Officio member (Manufacturers Representatives Committee Liaison to the Board)

Executive Committee

WWEMA Executive Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors and serve one-year terms starting each November. They convene four times annually.

2018 Executive Committee:

ChairmanThacher Worthen, Schreiber LLC
Chairman-ElectJohn Dyson, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Vice ChairMichael Dimitriou, WRT LLC
TreasurerVince Baldasare, The Gorman-Rupp Company
Immediate Past ChairMark Turpin, Duperon Corporation
Secretary/Executive DirectorVanessa Leiby, WWEMA
Legal CounselKaren McGee, Esq., Barnes & Thornburg LLP